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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Sep 4, 2003 1:16am
Forum: web Subject: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

anna's recall search engine has gotten 2500 queries and gone down once (but restarted itself). go anna.

Please post comments and suggestions.

-brewster

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Sep 4, 2003 4:14am
Forum: web Subject: Re: comments needed

My jaw dropped when I saw your search announcement. :)

So, I get that it's phrase-centric. Is it also case sensitive? For instance,

put it
Steve Hormell
looks for "Steve Hormell" returns hits

put in
steve hormell
seems to look for "Steve" "hormell", returns no hits.

Yet in contrast, a vanity search for either
diana hamilton or Diana Hamilton
looks for "Diana Hamilton"
and returns normal-looking similar output for both.
(BTW the romance author wins out over me in the listings. ;) )

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAnna Patterson Date: Sep 4, 2003 4:51am
Forum: web Subject: Re: comments needed

It is case sensitive.

NeXT is different from next, etc.

-Anna

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Poster: Kevin Marks Date: Sep 4, 2003 10:05am
Forum: web Subject: Re: searching individuals

Do you attempt to distinguish individuals with the same name through content?
My vanity search reveals (as usual) a skateboarder who shares my name; I would assume our pages were semantically divergent, but no categories show up.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAnna Patterson Date: Sep 4, 2003 10:23am
Forum: web Subject: Re: searching individuals

I used to separate pages into several groups of disambiguated topics, but got feedback that people thought that was confusing.

Also your search had no categories with which to disambiguate, so, even with the feature added, I'm afraid that you would be out of luck.

-Anna

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffYoz Date: Sep 4, 2003 10:59am
Forum: web Subject: Re: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

I'm trying to find references to boo.com, but it won't let me use that as a search query (even in quotes) because it doesn't like searching for URLs! Arg!

But apart from that, it TOTALLY rocks! Well done!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAnna Patterson Date: Sep 4, 2003 1:31pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

This is one of those features I thought was a
good idea at the time -sending URL's to the
Wayback Machine.

I'm glad to get your feedback. We'll see if other people are also frustrated.

-Anna

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Sep 4, 2003 2:34am
Forum: web Subject: Re: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

I'd like to see the ability to manually set the terms appearing on the graph, because sometimes there's specific keywords you'd like to cross-reference which aren't necessarily picked - is/could this be possible by changing the URL that's sent in?

This may be an advanced, option, though :)

Does the previous search term make a difference to the graph layout? I note it's added to the URL when you search for two things in a row.

I'm looking for good videogame-related searches, here's the best one so far:

Tomb Raider - this actually works great, in that you can see peaks for each year around the videogame release dates for Tomb Raider 2, Tomb Raider III (also called 'The Last Revelation', see a similar, but bigger peak for that at the same time!), and then Tomb Raider 2 returns in 2003, since the movie sequel (using the same keyword as the earlier game) was in production/near release.

This post was modified by simon c on 2003-09-04 09:34:08

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Sep 4, 2003 4:42am
Forum: web Subject: Re: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

see peaks for each year

I did "night before christmas" and noticed the largest peak at end of 2000/beginning 2001- when the poem's authorship was in the news. Neat!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffAnna Patterson Date: Sep 4, 2003 4:49am
Forum: web Subject: Re: 2500 queries in the first afternoon: comments needed

Interesting idea picking your own cross reference words. I picked the words statistically to "span" the space. Otherwise you might pick some that are so closely correlated with each other that it looks like just one line.

I'll definitely play with letting users pick their own on my development server and then include it on an "Advanced Search" page.

Thanks for the idea!

-Anna
P.S. No, the previous search makes no difference to graph layout. It is there for the categories at the right, to do restriction properly.


This post was modified by Anna Patterson on 2003-09-04 11:49:10

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